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PTSO supports SunRidge through special events for our staff such as Welcome Back Breakfast & Teacher Appreciation Week, providing Grants for Special Programs created by our teachers for our students, and the Guardian Angel program for those in our school community that may need additional aid.
Please consider joining the PTSO. Click HERE to join via SchoolPay. Forms are available at the front office.
 
Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link.



The PTSO has a new Facebook page.  Please click HERE and follow us on Facebook to stay updated.  


Our next PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 1st. The PTSO meeting will start at 5:30pm immediately after the SAC meeting in the SRMS Media Center. This meeting will take place in person and virtually.  Parents, teachers, staff, and students are invited to this meeting to learn about the PTSO and how you can become involved. Please email president@srmsptso.org for the link to the virtual meeting.



A Message from Principal McHale

Eagle Families,

We had a fantastic American Education Week this week.  We would like to thank the volunteers that either visited classrooms or met virtually for Teach-in this week.  Congratulations to Junior Thespian troupe who did an amazing job at the virtual Junior Thespians Districts competition.  There is a video on Facebook to recap the event.  Thank you to all of our families who donated food and funds to our NJHS Food Drive.  Our NJHS members put together 50 meal baskets for families in need!  Congratulations to Mrs. Parks- Smith 1st period class for donating the most items.


What’s Happening after Thanksgiving at SRMS?

Monday, 11/30- return to school after week off.

Tuesday, 12/1- 4:30pm SAC meeting.  PTSO Meeting following at 5:15.  You can email president@srmsptso.org for log in information to attend the PTSO meeting virtually.

Wednesday, 12/2- 6th Grade Scoliosis screening

Please also add the following to your December Calendars-

12/8-12/11- Block Schedule for end of semester progress monitoring assessments.

12/18- Last day of the second nine weeks

Block Times: 

Tuesday, 12/8

Wednesday, 12/9

Thursday, 12/10

Friday, 12/11

AM – 9:30– 12:58 PM (includes lunch)

1st Period

2nd Period

4th Period

3rd Period

PM – 1:02 – 3:37 PM

6th Period

Afternoon classes

No testing/diagnostics

Periods 5, 6, 7

5th Period

7th Period

LaunchEd families be sure you have reviewed my call from Wednesday regarding registering to come on campus to take progress monitoring assessment.  You will need to register no later than 11/30 in order to ensure our planning is accurate.  If you have any questions you may email our Testing Coordinator, laura.giammarino@ocps.net.


Progress reports published in Skyward yesterday.  Be sure to review your students’ progress with him/her.  When we return from Thanksgiving break we have only 15 days of school and 4 of those will be testing.  Get all assignments in ASAP.


Attention Boys & Girls Club Morning Zone Families- due to low enrollment B&G will not be offering before school care beginning in January.  Please be sure to make alternative arrangements soon.  As a reminder, no students should be on campus unsupervised before 9:00am.  Per OCPS policy, school supervision begins 30 minutes before the first bell.


Thanksgiving meals can be picked up at Maxey Elementary School on November 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Our regular curbside meal pick-up will resume on November 30th from 4:30-6:00pm behind the elementary school.


I wish all of our Eagle families a happy and safe Thanksgiving and week break.  I am very thankful to be a part of the SunRidge Family and appreciate our students, staff and families for their unwavering support of SunRidge Middle.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Amy McHale, SRMS Principal



LaunchEd Families -  
We want your child's picture in the yearbook!

 
We have partnered with Balfour to make it easier to get Launch Ed student’s pictures in the yearbook (those who didn’t get one during picture day last week).  On October 3, 2020 an email went out from Balfour with a specialized link to upload school pictures there.  Please email Mrs. Nelms if you did not receive the email.  Even if you completed the google form please upload the picture to the Balfour website.  Any questions please email robin.nelms@ocps.net.

Time to Get Your Spirit Wear!
Have you gotten your Sunridge Middle School Spirit Wear yet?  There are a lot of items available to help your child show his/her school spirit - Dri-Fit shirts, cotton T-shirts and Hoodies are available in sizes from child M to adult 2XL.
On November 11th, items will be on display at lunch and on November 19th, items will be showcased before school to students on-campus.  Quantities are limited, so order today at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Spiritwear/MdvN.              

                           



December’s Progress Monitoring and Testing Information

December is a busy month for our students.  They will participate in several district Progress Monitoring Activities (PMAs), iReady Mid-Year Diagnostics, and may have Common Final Exams.  These activities and dates include:

BLOCK SCHEDULE for Tuesday, 12/8 through Friday, 12/1

 

COMMON FINAL EXAMS

  • Semester 1 CFEs are given in all PE, 6th & 7th Grade Agriscience and Intro To Art History classes

    • CFEs are
      o District created
      o Multiple choice
      o Worth 20% of the semester grade
      o Computer based
            ▪ LaunchEd students testing at home are REQUIRED to have their                     cameras on during CFEs
            ▪ Please make sure that the camera is working on your student’s laptop             before their exam date
                     • Exam grade will be impacted if cameras are not on during testing




OCPS is offering upcoming Parent Forums for more information on LaunchEd@Home.  The focus of the forums will be to have parents experience a day in the life of a LaunchED@Home student and learn more about the digital tools they have access to use.  Links to the forums can be found at www.digital.ocps.net

Per the USDA waiver, ALL OCPS students, have access to free breakfast and lunch at this time.  Face 2 Face students will pick up breakfast and lunch at school.  For LaunchEd families there is a pick-up window from 4:30-6:00pm in our bus loop.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the week on Monday afternoons.  Be sure to fill out the Free and Reduced lunch application to continue receiving free meals once the waiver expires which is currently set for December 17th.  CLICK HERE for the forms 

 



Parent Technology Media Information Consent Forms were due August 21st. Thank you to all those families that have already submitted these forms.  If you have not completed the forms, you can submit them digitally. To access the forms please visit our school website: https://tinyurl.com/SRMStechconsent



OCPS has a wealth of information on their website to help your family navigate the upcoming school year.  Please visit their website for extensive question and answer documents-www.ocps.net.  You may also see helpful links to document son the OCPS webpage below.

Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the PTSO eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.  You can also follow us on social media for up to date information. 


Helpful Links-

Overview of instructional models- https://www.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54703&pageId=1455756

LaunchEd-https://www.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54703&pageId=88567

COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures Manuel-  www.ocps.net 

Skyward Information- https://www.ocps.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1158765


                                                
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES?

There are several places to find the Student Troubleshooting Technology Guide.  It can be found on the SunRidge Middle School Home page sunridgems.ocps.net and on the Parent tab under Digital Technology.  

If you need laptop repair please make an appointment using the link on our website https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fa8aa2da0fa7-device 


Parents, please be sure your child's face mask fits properly and is worn correctly. The mask should cover both the nose and mouth at all times. If the mask is too big and tends to slide down, try twisting the ear loops to make it tighter across the face or tie a knot to shorten the loops.  

Masks that are worn without covering the nose and mouth are not effective and put all at risk!





There are many volunteer opportunities here at SRMS! If you are looking to get involved please email  volunteers@srmsptso.org to hear about the many different teacher, school and PTSO activities available. We appreciate all of our volunteers as they help to make our school a success!



All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.




                                                          
  
All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.


Thank you to all of our volunteers!!



The first SAC (School Advisory Council) meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at 4:30pm in the SRMS Media Center.  New members are invited to join the SAC...teachers, staff, parents, and community members. All parents are always welcome to SAC Meetings, but will need to be voted on to be a voting member of the School Advisory Council.  This is a fabulous way to stay abreast of what is going on at SunRidge Middle School and to have a voice in continuing the success.  
SAC meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. 






SunRidge Middle School

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities


Want to know more about how your student can get involved at SunRidge?  Please check our listing of clubs on our website- www.sunridgems.ocps.net.  



There are so many ways for students to get involved at SunRidge Middle School.  Here is a list other Clubs available!

 

Extracurricular
Activity

 

Sponsor(s)

 

Meeting Dates

 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

 

Robin Nelms


 

1st Wednesday, monthly @ 8:30 in Cafe


 

*Future Farmers of America (FFA)

 

Katrina Alford

 

3rd Thursday, monthly @4pm in Room 516

(must have Agriscience as a class & paid dues)
 

Maker’s Club
 

Judy Moody
 

Wednesdays @ 8:30 in Media Center
 

Book Club
 

Judy Moody
 

Fridays @ 8:45 in Media Center
 

Writing Club

 

John Yourick

Corey Lorini
 

Thursdays @ 8:45 in Room 519

 

*Chess Club
 

John Yourick
 

Thursdays @4:15 in Media Center
 

Art Club
 

Brian Keith Myers
 

Thursdays @8:15 Room 504 (art fee)
 

Mathletes
 

Amy Sawyer
 

2nd Wednesday, monthly @8:45 in room 569
 

*Science Olympiad


 

Susan Colwell

Andrew Frohmberg

Deepra Dabiesingh
 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6pm in the cafeteria


 

Eagle Ambassadors
 

Lisa Warren
 

Thursdays @4:15 in Portable 19
 

Spanish Club
 

Nancy Roman
 

1st Tuesday, monthly @8:30
 

Yearbook
Photography
 

Robin Nelms

Jaime Jackson
 

Every other Friday morning at 9am, cafe (subject to change)
 

Fellowship of
Christian Athletes
 

Tony Williams

 

Every other Friday (group), Leaders meet every Friday in PE classroom @8:30



Interested in learning what After School Zone is all about? Watch our Middle School Director explain...

Boys & Girls Club After School Zone Virtual Programming Television Interview (BGCCF Marketing Youtube Video Link)

 https://youtu.be/wAw3xvzo2lg

Come and join the fun!

You will register for Boys & Girls Club by following this link- http://www.bgcafterschoolzone.org/registration/

Click HERE for the upcoming week's schedule.




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OCPS 30-30 Rule

With the frequency of afternoon storms this time of year please familiarize yourself with OCPS's 30-30 Rule below.





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Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.
 
Remind is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening.  By joining the SRMS PTSO on Remind, you’re choosing to receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or email.  Don’t worry, your phone number will not be shared with anyone else. 

Text To: 81010
Message : @srmsptso




OCPS 2020-2021 School Calendar 

CLICK HERE

 
We're off to a great start for the new school year, but it could be even better with YOUR help!! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!

We Love our SRMS Faculty and Staff and we need you to make our PTSO even better! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!


  If you have any questions, please email 

spriritwear@srmsptso.org.



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